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Re: Plants

Edison Yap <integrit at mnl_sequel.net> wrote....................

|What is the best way to disinfect plants from fish diseases?  Let say for
|example a plant came from a tank with fishes that are infected with white
|spots or fungal/bacterial infections?  Is chlorine a good idea?
|How do is post a question in APD?
|Edison Yap


This is a good question.  I don't know if plants can carry infections,
parasites, etc to a new tank.  I would think they could??

There are products on the market to disinfect  plants which use potassium
permanganate or you may investigate using a  19:1 solution of bleach to
water solution.  Depending on the plant a 2-4 minutes in the bleach solution
should kill any nasties on the plant.

Search the APD archives at:
http://www.actwin.com/fish/aquatic-plants/index.cgi  Do a search on
"disinfect", or  "permanganate ", or "bleach treatment" or any combination
and you should get lots of info back on treating "infected plants".

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aquatic-plants" to majordomo at actwin_com.

I have forwarded your question to the APD, maybe an expert could give us
both some more ideas about your question.

Tom Brennan
brennans at ix_netcom.com